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Local workers - Field of qualification - Retail Trade

Within Cardinia Shire, there are more Retail Trade with Management and Commerce qualifications than any other field of qualification.

Field of Qualification presents the primary field of study for the highest qualification the person has received. While this is likely to have some relationship to the current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The type of qualification required to enter an industry;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification in Cardinia Shire;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by local workers in a particular industry are likely to show the type of skills required in that industry.  Large numbers of a particular field of qualification in an industry may indicate that it is a pre-requisite for that industry. The presence of fields of qualification outside the main range of qualifications used in that industry may indicate that the industry values employees of a broad educational background, or that people haven't been able to find employment in their chosen field.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Level of qualification and Occupation data for a clearer picture of the skills available for the local workers in Cardinia Shire.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Cardinia Shire in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Construction %Number%Construction %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences260.90.3140.60.1+12
Information Technology451.50.3251.10.2+20
Engineering and Related Technologies1665.616.41084.716.6+58
Architecture and Building331.128.7321.425.0+1
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies260.92.2311.32.4-5
Health953.21.5773.31.1+18
Education441.50.7170.71.4+27
Management and Commerce36612.35.62139.24.8+153
Society and Culture1575.32.1662.81.8+91
Creative Arts652.20.4431.90.3+22
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1806.02.11426.11.6+38
Mixed Field Programmes60.2--30.1--+3
Not stated or inadequately described612.02.3703.03.0-9
No qualification1,70757.337.21,48163.841.6+226

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Construction: 0.3% Information Technology, Construction: 0.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Construction: 16.4% Architecture and Building, Construction: 28.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Construction: 2.2% Health, Construction: 1.5% Education, Construction: 0.7% Management and Commerce, Construction: 5.6% Society and Culture, Construction: 2.1% Creative Arts, Construction: 0.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Construction: 2.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Construction: 2.3% No qualification, Construction: 37.2% Natural and Physical Sciences, Retail Trade: 0.9% Information Technology, Retail Trade: 1.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Retail Trade: 5.6% Architecture and Building, Retail Trade: 1.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Retail Trade: 0.9% Health, Retail Trade: 3.2% Education, Retail Trade: 1.5% Management and Commerce, Retail Trade: 12.3% Society and Culture, Retail Trade: 5.3% Creative Arts, Retail Trade: 2.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Retail Trade: 6.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Retail Trade: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Retail Trade: 2.0% No qualification, Retail Trade: 57.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade: +12 Information Technology, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade: +20 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade: +58 Architecture and Building, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade: +1 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade: -5 Health, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade: +18 Education, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade: +27 Management and Commerce, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade: +153 Society and Culture, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade: +91 Creative Arts, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade: +22 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade: +38 Mixed Field Programmes, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade: +3 Not stated or inadequately described, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade: -9 No qualification, Cardinia Shire - Retail Trade: +226
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the Retail Trade shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (366 people or 12.3%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (180 people or 6.0%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (166 people or 5.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 712 people in total or 23.9% of the Retail Trade .

In comparison, the Construction workforce within Cardinia Shire employed 5.6% in Management and Commerce; 2.1% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services; and 16.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Retail Trade workforce in Cardinia Shire and the Construction workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (12.3% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (6.0% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (1.1% compared to 28.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (5.6% compared to 16.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Retail Trade workforce in Cardinia Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+153 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+91 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+58 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+38 local workers)

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